Welcome

Welcome to our virtual headquarters. Incinerator-Free Lake County is a grassroots effort made up of concerned citizens of Lake County, Illinois, who have a learned a lot about garbage in a very short time. We formed in November 2009 to oppose the addition of mass burn incinerators and alternative waste-to-energy technologies to Lake County’s 5-year Solid Municipal Waste Plan. We asked the County Board to remove these technologies from the plan, and instead take a more forward-looking approach to dealing with the county’s waste through increased recycling and composting. Today we are working with our county as part of a recycling task force in order to move towards a higher recycling and landfill diversion rate.